Beloved TV Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon

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As the great Long Island philosopher Billy Joel once sang, "Only the good die young." Sure, the speaker of that song was trying to convince an uptight Catholic girl to have some fun, but the sentiment holds true when it comes to Netflix cancellations — groundbreaking, beloved shows like One Day at a Time, The OA and Sense8 get the ax while problematic and heavily criticized programming — looking at you, Insatiable — gets renewed.

Of course, Netflix didn’t introduce this phenomenon to the world. For decades, plugs have been pulled on shows that didn’t quite draw in enough viewers, went wildly over budget or ignored the direction a network wanted. From cult classics like Pushing Daisies to shows like Agent Carter that weren’t given the resources to excel, we take a look at some of the most beloved TV shows that were cancelled too soon.

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